This Spicy Easy Creamy Macaroni & Cheese Recipe hits your palette in all the right places. The spiciness can be adjusted to your taste but the easy creamy macaroni cheese recipe base remains a staple in any kitchen!
I love spicy food! The spicier the better for me.
I’m aware of my eating habits and the need to put pepper or hot sauce on everything, but it can often surprise other people. My mother-in-law lived with us for five months this year and she and I had never spent more than a few days together. She noticed right away how whatever I ate I doctored up with some additional flavor to get it just where I wanted it.
Since we have backyard chickens, most days I’ll eat scrambled eggs or an omelette for breakfast…topped with habanero sauce…a lot of it. For lunch I might have tuna salad with spicy mustard and cayenne pepper. Or, I might have a salad and top it off with spicy peppers and/or red pepper flakes. For dinner the spiciest thing on the menu is usually what I’ll gravitate towards. The spiciness is definitely what draws me to certain dishes. Hot wings, pepperoni and jalapeño pizza, or tacos with the spiciest authentic Mexican salsa you can imagine. These will make your nose run and break out into a sweat, but I can’t get enough.
So what better way to add a little of that heat I love so much to my go to easy creamy macaroni cheese recipe?!
- ½ cup butter (1 stick)
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 lb. medium shells pasta, cooked al dente
- 1 serrano pepper, minced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then whisk in flour until golden brown.
- Slowly pour milk into flour mix ½ cup at a time, whisking constantly.
- Continue cooking until the sauce is smooth and thickened.
- Stir in peppers.
- When the sauce has thickened, remove from heat and whisk in the cheese.
- Mix in pasta until thoroughly coated and season with salt and pepper.
- Garnish with additional peppers. Season to taste.
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